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Guidance for Chief Information Security Officers (CISO)
The CISO Handbook was created to educate and inform new and existing CISOs about their role in Federal cybersecurity. It provides resources to help CISOs responsibly apply risk management principles to help Federal agencies meet mission objectives, and makes CISOs aware of laws, policies, tools, and initiatives that can assist them as they develop or improve cybersecurity programs for their organizations.
The Handbook is a key document, coordinated through the CIO and CISO Councils, to improve the vital federal cybersecurity reskilling and workforce development efforts outlined in the President’s Management Agenda.
Key Elements of the Handbook
Overview of the CISO role (page 7) and key government-wide organizations (page 11).
CISO Reference Sections with high-level information about important cybersecurity documents: